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‘As God Says’ Trailer: Takashi Miike Adapts Bloody Popular Comic

At the end of last month, we learned that there is an adaptation of  Takashi Miike‘s Audition pending. The response was mixed at best. Now, at the end of this month, we’re much more excited for an adaptation by, not of, Miike.

As God Says was a 2011-12 comic book written by Muneyuki Kanshiro and drawn by Akeji Fujimura that, according to Variety, has sold 1.5 million paperback copies. The plot is a familiar, and suddenly popular, one – kids forced to kill each other.

It immediately conjures up Battle Royale and Hunger Games, this plot “about …

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Found Footage Terror ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ Finally Arrives On VOD

2008 was a long time ago. Obama was still campaigning for the hearts of American voters, pop-influenced hardcore bands were more of a rare treat than an ever-present menace on music, and found footage was still something akin to a ‘cool’ subgenre in the world of horror.

It was around this same time that a little film arrived on the market called The Poughkeepsie Tapes. The film, which John Erick Dowdle directs from a story he wrote with his brother, Drew Dowdle, showcases a collection of mysterious tapes that were allegedly found in the basement of an abandoned house. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’

Film: The Purge: Anarchy
Starring: Frank Grillo
Directed by: James DeMonaco

A year after The Purge proved audiences were still interested in home invasion horror, The Purge: Anarchy has arrived with a mishandled attempt at franchise expansion that will likely be forgotten before the end of the year.

I was incredibly excited for The Purge: Anarchy after the initial trailer debuted online at the end of 2013 because it looked like the film I had hoped the original Purge would be. It always seemed strange to me that a film with a premise about all crime being legal for twenty-four …

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TRAILER: ‘The Conjuring’ Prequel Reveals Origins of ‘Annabelle’

In most circles, Annabelle has been referred to as a spin-off ever since it was announced shortly after The Conjuring became one of last summer’s massive box-office successes. Today, we’re given our first extended look at Annabelle, with a trailer that more or less confirms the film is actually a prequel to The Conjuring. I know. Semantics, right?

Annabelle, the origin story of the creepy doll from The Conjuring, will hit theaters on October 3. The Conjuring cinematographer John Leonetti, who also shot the Insidious movies (as well as Piranha 3D, Joe Dirt and The

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‘Ouija’ Trailer: How Generic Can One Horror Movie Preview Be?

Unexplained death of a ridiculously hot girl to help set a series of strange events in motion? Check. Other hot girls, some of whom are determined to find answers? Check. Poor decision making? Check. Flickering lights? Check. Inception bass drops? Check. Actors from television shows that are only recognized by people who have been teenage girls in the last five years? Check. Check. Check.

Yesterday, the very first trailer for the new film Ouija found its way online. The film, as you can probably guess, follows a group of good-looking teens who turn to a Ouija board in order to …

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‘The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears’ Trailer: Prepare To Be Confused

Every so often a film comes along that certain film fanatics cannot stop raving about while others, such as myself, scratch their head and question what exactly it was they just watched. That is most certainly the case with The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, which finally received its first promotional trailer earlier today.

Born from the minds of filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears is an odd and haunting film about death, or something like it, told more through metaphor than dialogue or deliberate action. It’s the kind of high …

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So Now There’s This English-Language ‘Audition’ Remake

Because the English-language J-horror remakes won’t end until we run out of J-horror hits to remake – and likely not even then – we can now look forward to an Audition starring white people.

As reported by Deadline, Mario Kassar is putting together an adaptation of the notorious 1997 novel (and not an adaptation of the unduplicable Takashi Miike adaptation). Kasar was, most notably, executive producer of TerminatorRambo, and Basic InstinctRichard Gray will direct, with his most notable credit being an as-yet-unreleased Justin Long thriller.

For the uninitiated, Audition is about a lonely widower …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Signal’

Film: The Signal
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke
Directed by: William Eubank

Coming of age films are a dime a dozen these days. Between the affordability of decent camera equipment and an ever-increasing number of ways to share original video content with the world, it seems everyone has a story about growing up they want to share. This is all well and fine, of course, because audiences love stories like this and for whatever reason always support them at the box office. Filmmakers hoping to make a name for themselves in this world, however, face immense competition from peers and …

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‘Beneath’ Trailer: Trapped Miners Encounter A Deadly Supernatural Force

Mining is one of the most terrifying jobs anyone can try to turn into a lifelong career. The hours are long, the work area is filled with hazards, and even if you do everything right there is always a chance nature will intervene and trap you deep inside the Earth’s crust. This is the plot, or at least part of the plot for a new film arriving on VOD this month called Beneath.

It’s a day just like any other when Beneath begins, only this time the team of hardened miners are joined by their first female. The day …

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See Where Good Intentions Will Lead You In Second ‘The Green Inferno’ Trailer

Horror movies don’t often lead to happy endings; twists dooming the hard-fought “victory” of our harried and maimed protagonists (if they are even given that happy illusion) are a norm. The theme of the new film from Eli Roth is confessing – or proudly professing – this quite directly: “No good deed goes unpunished.”

In gore-happy Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno, some naive college do-gooders – which is how they look to be portrayed - get together to save the rain forest. They are quickly and swiftly punished for their selfless charity, with their plane swiftly going mini-Oceanic

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They All Float Over There: ‘It’ Reboot Moves From Warner Bros. To New Line

Warner Bros. has been vocally actively working on a reboot of Stephen King’s It for the last five years, but for whatever reason the studio has yet to set a production start date or even tease the possibility of a potential release plan. Today we learned a bit of the reason why, or at least an excuse for why it’s taking so long, and hopefully it’s the kind of news that symbolizes a legitimate effort to get this long-awaited adaptation off the ground.

The Hollywood Reporter has a new exclusive revealing that It has been moved from Warner Bros. to …

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Watch a Clip From Ryan Gosling’s Directorial Debut, ‘Lost River’

Ever since Ryan Gosling said he’d be taking a break from acting, we’ve had our eyes raised in curiosity about what would come next. So now, after sneaking a peak at some photos from the set, we get to see a clip from the actor’s directorial debut, Lost Riveras it’s set to premiere at Cannes this week.

Lost River follows a single mother of two named Billy (Hendricks) as she enters a dark fantasy underworld. Meanwhile, her 18-year-old son, Bones, uncovers a secret road to an underwater town. Both must explore these worlds in order to keep …